Off-campus mental health providers

Finding a community therapist

When students are referred to the local community for psychotherapy, they often have questions about how to find a therapist, navigating health insurance, and making the first appointment. Below are a few guidelines to help you.

Psychiatrists are medical doctors who have completed a residency in psychiatry. Nurse practitioners or nurse sSpecialists have a master’s in nursing. Both can provide medication management but rarely provide psychotherapy.

Licensed psychologists (PhD, HSPP), licensed clinical social workers (LCSW), licensed mental health counselors (LMHC) and licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT) provide psychotherapy but not medication management. They are trained to work with individuals, couples, and families, and sometimes groups. Psychologists also administer testing for psychological and learning disability assessment.

Call the providers with whom you might like to work and do a brief phone interview to see if the provider is a good fit for your needs, and to check if they accept your insurance or have a sliding scale fee.

Toll-free hotlines

  • National Suicide Hotline
  • Child-Help USA
    (for survivors of abuse)
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline
  • Transgender Suicide Hotline:

List of local providers

Be sure to confirm insurance acceptance with the provider’s office before receiving care.

Psychiatric Services
Reid Health
Outpatient Psychiatric Services

1100 Reid Parkway
Psychotherapy Services
Angelo Giannitelli, DMin., LMFT, LCSW
216 S. 4th St.
Angela Wright, Psy.D, HSPP
Psychologist providing in-person and telehealth therapy and assessment services.
201 W. Main Street
Centerville, IN 47330
Beth Hillenmeyer, LCSW, ACSW
238 South 5th St.
Centerstone – Community Mental Health Center
831 Dillon Drive
888.983.8000 Toll-free (24/7)
Initial appointments: 800.344.8802
James L. Girdley, LMHC
Professional Christian counseling, internet counseling
325 National Road West
[email protected]
Jennifer Branstetter, LCSW, LISW-S
Telehealth counseling in Indiana and Ohio
11438 Lebanon Rd, Unit H
Sharonville, OH 45241
[email protected] 
Jessica Cate, Ph.D., LCAC
Licensed clinical addiction counselor
Providing online drug and alcohol addiction counseling
Leslie Jacobs, LCSW
Connersville, IN
Living Pathways
Psychologists, therapists, nurse practitioner for med monitoring
43 S. 10th Street
Meridian Health Services – Community Mental Health Center
630 E. Main Street
Meridian Addiction and Recovery Center
416 Grove Road
Mary Schwendener-Holt, PhD, HSPP, Addictions Certification (former Earlham professor)
Interconnection Counseling Services
103 N. 15th Street
Neighborhood Health Center
101 S. 10th Street
Offers services for behavioral & mental health, primary care, care coordination, dental service, and transportation.
Kathleen L. Niegocki, Ph.D.
Licensed psychologist
Telehealth options295 Central Park West, Suite 5
New York, NY 10024
[email protected]
Crisis Services
The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.
TrevorText is a confidential and secure resource that provides live help for LGBTQ youth with a trained specialist, over text messages.
Text START to 678678.
The Steve Fund & Crisis Text Line
Because the mental health and well-being of people of color matters.
Free, Confidential, 24/7
Text STEVE to 741741.

More information and resources

While Earlham College provides limited support services, students are encouraged to proactively address their mental health concerns prior to coming to campus.